Barker part of big rugby win for Canada

U-20 men's team preparing for IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy tourney

The Canada U-20 men’s rugby team, with Courtenay’s Noah Barker in the lineup, defeated the University of St. Andrew’s 118-0  on June 9 in Esquimalt.

The Canadians are preparing for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy which kicks off June 18 in Salt Lake City. They open that eight-team tourney June 18 against European champions Georgia.


Barker is a loosehead prop for Canada and wears jersey No. 1. The 6′,0″, 245-pounder was born in Germany and calls Courtenay home. The 19-year-old played high school rugby for the G.P. Vanier Towhees.